Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

The premiere international & interdisciplinary professional organization for scholars, graduate students, independent researchers, and community members interested in all aspects of Indigenous Studies.

The Department of Women and Gender Studies (WGST) at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks an interdisciplinary scholar whose work centers on issues of race/ethnicity in the United States for a tenure-track assistant professor position. We encourage applications from scholars trained in traditional disciplines as well as interdisciplinary fields such as American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Latinx/Chicanx Studies, African-American/Africana Studies, Indigenous Studies, Critical Race Studies (including Queer of Color Critique), Diasporic Studies, Immigration Studies, and Borderlands Studies. A PhD, in one of the above or related fields, is required by the time of appointment.  The appointment begins August 20, 2018.  The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda and provide service to the department, campus, and larger professional community.  The candidate should be prepared to develop and teach courses for our undergraduate concentration in race/ethnicity, develop and teach a graduate topics course in race/ethnicity, and teach courses in the WGST undergraduate and graduate core curriculum.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in a traditional humanities or social sciences discipline or in an interdisciplinary field such as American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Latinx/Chicanx Studies, African-American/Africana Studies, Indigenous Studies, Critical Race Studies (including Queer of Color Critique), Diasporic Studies, Immigration Studies, and Borderlands Studies. [Edited to add: For more information about Native Studies at CU Boulder visit].

Applications are accepted electronically at number 10127), and should include a cover letter, a current CV, a list of references, two writing samples, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.  Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2017; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  A background check will be required of the person to whom the position is offered.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Florida State U
English, 405 Williams, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1580
Assistant Professor, Ethnic US-American Literature

The Department of English at Florida State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment, beginning in August 2018, specializing in (1) Native American literatures or (2) Asian-American literatures. We welcome candidates working in a variety of areas and comfortable with comparative or interdisciplinary approaches to US-American literatures, including intersectional approaches to other ethnic literatures. Ph.D. must be in hand by beginning of appointment. Applicants should have a record of publication, prospects of future publication and evidence of effective teaching. 2/2 teaching assignment, including one graduate course per year. Apply at, Job Opening ID # 42404. A cover letter, c.v., writing sample, contact information for references, and evidence of teaching effectiveness should be submitted as a single pdf. 

Letters of recommendation from at least three referees should be addressed to Professor Aaron Jaffe, Chair, American Literature Search Committee, and sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Questions may be sent to Professor Jaffe at that address. Review of applications will begin November 2, 2017; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Skype interviews with shortlisted candidates will be scheduled in early December 2017. FSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer; women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. A Public Records Agency.

Job Posting Form University of Saskatchewan 

The College of Arts and Science invites applications from outstanding emerging or established Aboriginal scholars for fulltime, tenure-track positions at any rank in any scholarly discipline represented in the College of Arts and Science ( 

Located on the banks of the kisiskāciwani-sīpiy (also known as the South Saskatchewan River), the University of Saskatchewan is part of a millennia-long tradition of people gathering on these banks to teach, to learn, and to build community. The College of Arts and Science has committed to increase the proportion of Aboriginal faculty members to at least 15% over the next 10 years, thus reflecting the current demographics of Saskatchewan. We also commit to supporting these Aboriginal scholars in building community, collaboration, and career success within our College. This is part of our College’s transformative journey of Indigenization and reconciliation. We invite interested Aboriginal scholars to be part of that journey. This year, we will fill at least two positions with Aboriginal scholars. 

Interviews of qualified candidates and recommendations for appointment will be the responsibility of individual departments within the College. Applicants, therefore, should indicate the department in which they seek appointment. Hiring decisions will be based on the applicants’ academic qualifications, record and strengths, along with their potential and willingness to support the strategic priorities of the relevant department and the department’s ability to support the candidate. 

The University of Saskatchewan, situated in Treaty 6 territory and the Métis homeland, has committed to becoming an “outstanding institution of research, learning, knowledge-keeping, reconciliation, and inclusion with and by Indigenous peoples and communities.” It is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research, scholarly and artistic work, and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 23,000. With over 25,000 Aboriginal residents, the city is also a centre of Aboriginal cultural, social, artistic, and intellectual activity. Saskatchewan is the province with second-highest proportion of Aboriginal people in Canada and offers many opportunities for scholars to engage with a diversity of Aboriginal communities. 

The College of Arts and Science is the University’s largest college and home to more than 60 academic programs. We have had a department of Indigenous Studies since 1982 and have strong Aboriginal programs and high-achieving Aboriginal scholars in many of our departments. We are also home to more than 9,000 students, with over 1000 Aboriginal students. 


Applications will be accepted from those who self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Metis, or Inuit) and have a terminal degree in their discipline (or are in the last year of a program leading to such a degree). We are seeking Aboriginal candidates who have demonstrated an ability or potential to engage in research, scholarly or artistic work; to be effective classroom teachers and graduate student mentors; and can contribute to our mission of Indigenization and reconciliation directly through those activities or through role modeling, community engagement, and leadership. 

Salary and Benefits 

Salary bands for this position are as follows: Assistant Professor: $93,293 to $112,109; Associate Professor: $112,109 to $130,925; and Professor $130,925 to $152,877. This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program. 


Applications must include: 

• a cover letter indicating the preferred department of appointment and summarizing the salient aspects of the application (including why the applicant is well-qualified and highly motivated to support the goals and objectives stated in this call for applications); 

• a detailed curriculum vitae; 

• a statement outlining a proposed program of research, scholarly and/or artistic work; 

• a statement of teaching interests and philosophy; 

• evaluations of courses taught and observations regarding those evaluations; 

• contact information for three referees. 

Applications should be submitted in digital form via email to: 

Dr. Lawrence W. Martz, Vice-Dean Faculty Relations, College of Arts & Science, University of Saskatchewan, 9 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, Canada S7N 5A5 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel: +1 (306) 966-4275 

Review of applications will begin 27 Nov 2017; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2018. 

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The Department of English at UNLV seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Native American/lndigenous literatures. Appointment will begin fall 2018, and applicants must have Ph.D. in English or related discipline by time of appointment.

The teaching load includes undergraduate and graduate courses in and beyond area of specialization. Though we invite applications from candidates with expertise in any historical period or subfield, we are especially interested in those with strengths in one or more of the following areas: critical race theory; hemispheric and/or transnational literatures; gender and sexuality; and/or environmental criticism.

The English Department at UNLV houses several scholarly and creative journals, including MELUS (Journal of The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States), and the College of Liberal Arts is home to a robust, multidisciplinary community of scholars in American Studies. The English Department is also closely affiliated with the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain lnstitute (BMl), an international literary center bringing writers into the heart of public life.

Ranked by U.S. News & Wold Report as the most ethnically diverse campus in the United States and by the U.S. Department of Education as a Minority Serving lnstitution (MSl), a Hispanic Serving lnstitution (HSl), and an Asian American and Native American Pacific lslander Serving Institution (AANAPISI), UNLV is continually working to expand the diversity of its faculty. The Department of English is actively committed to promoting equity and diversity, seeking faculty whose teaching, research, writing, and life experiences will help to sustain and extend these core values.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and C.V. Though the search will remain open until the position is filled, priority will be given to applications received by November 1, 2017. Skype interviews will be conducted in December.

Applications should be addressed to Kelly J. Mays, Search Committee Chair, and submitted online at For assistance with UNLV's online applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it... For other questions, please contact the Search Committee Chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Community and Regional Planning Department at the University of New Mexico is seeking candidates for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Water Resources Planning, Development and Sustainability to commence in the Fall 2018 semester. Strengths in one or more of the following is desired: arid lands, governance, hydrology, watershed management, ecosystem services, spatial analysis, rural planning, climate change adaptation, Indigenous communities, Chicana and Chicano communities, or Latin America. Rethinking how people manage water is critical to building resilient and just communities. Teaching responsibilities will include graduate and undergraduate courses in planning.

 The Community and Regional Planning Department has a diverse faculty and student body who are committed to social transformation, collective action and community engagement that works towards social justice and resilient communities. The Community and Regional Planning Department offers two degrees, a BA in Environmental Planning and Design and an accredited Master of Community and Regional Planning. The MCRP program has concentrations in Natural Resources and Environmental Planning, Indigenous Planning, Community Development, and Physical Planning and Design. The Community and Regional Planning Department is affiliated with the Resource Center for Raza Planning and the Indigenous Design and Planning Institute. About one-quarter of graduate students are enrolled in dual degrees with Latin American Studies, Water Resources, or Public Administration. About 65 graduate students and 55 undergraduates are enrolled each year. The faculty is considering embarking on a PhD program.

 Minimum Qualifications: 1) PhD or advanced ABD status in planning or a related field; 2) a current research agenda and/or practice experience in planning related fields. The successful candidate will be expected to complete all requirements for the Ph.D. by August 2018.

 Preferred Qualifications: 1) record of teaching experience; 2) demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities; 3) direct experience with community based practice; and 4) the ability to work in interdisciplinary settings.


All interested candidates must submit a letter of intent, CV and contact information, including addresses, telephone numbers, and emails, for four references online at  Short-listed candidates will be asked to submit copies of selected work. For best consideration apply by November 15, 2017; the position will remain open until filled.

UNM’s confidentiality policy (“Disclosure of Information about Candidates for Employment,” UNM Board of Regents’ Policy Manual 6.7, which includes information about public disclosure of documents submitted by applicants, is located at New Mexico has a rich and varied culture, and qualified candidates from all underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.